What can I say. The plot is so classic it's almost a cliché. But I'm a sucker for those epic acient battles, and add mr. Woo's signature slow motion splatting, and you got yourself some good entertainment for the evening. Thumbs up!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Movie Review - The Battle of the Red Cliff (or Chi bi, as it's called)
So I checked out the John Woo film Red Cliff. As I've understood it, this movie is based (and I use that term lightly) on some actual events in China's history. The basic plot is a classic one: The warlord Cao Cao invates two southern regions of China, which joins forces against Cao Cao's waste army of 800 000 men. Wastly out-numbered, they make their final stand at the Red Cliff, hoping that brilliant war strategist Zhou Yu and the fact that Cao Cao isn't used to naval warfare.